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2023/1/18 The Most Important Thing?

Ron Sawka Ministries

January 18, 2023; Tevet 25, 5783

www.rwsministries.com


“Because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened” (Rom. 1:21).


“Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love” (Rev. 2:4).



The Most Important Thing?


Let the Lord be part of our daily lives. He wants to “walk with us.” He wants to be friends with us. Our relationship with Him must be more than just coming to Him when we’re in trouble or need help. It must be more than praying or praising during regularly scheduled meeting times.


The story of Enoch gives us an illustration of what it means to walk with God. We can take that to mean he talked with the Lord about many things. Nothing was too trivial or off limits. Yes, I’m sure that like us, Enoch also felt free to request help of the Lord for problems or issues, but the essence of “walking with God” was sharing his life—talking about daily events or anything that was important to him. As Enoch did so, I’m sure he was profoundly blessed.


For one thing, as he shared his daily decisions and goings-on with the Lord, he probably was increasingly filled with wisdom and peace. Because he was continually dialoguing with Him, he would find himself making correct decisions. He would find himself understanding situations and people. As he conversed with the Lord, he would actually be tapping into wisdom from Him. So not only would he find himself making wise decisions, but I’m sure problems would also be discovered and dealt with before they had a chance to become deep-seated. Just think of the peace in his life!


Besides that, we need to remember that while walking and talking with the Lord, Enoch actually was in the Lord’s presence. I am sure the sense of this presence would at times be very strong. There were probably times when Enoch was overwhelmed with the love of the Lord and His goodness. I think we can safely surmise that being in the Lord’s presence resulted in what we today call “inner healing.” Enoch probably just kept growing in confidence and security of who God made him to be. I’m guessing Enoch grew to become a very wise and wholesome person.


Not only did Enoch experience and taste deeply the love of the Lord, but also probably found himself deeply loving Him. He was a friend of God and was deeply, deeply blessed in all aspects of his life.


This is what God wants for all of us. The more we acknowledge Him in everything and are thankful to Him, the closer we will find ourselves to Him, to His wisdom, and to His love. According to Romans 1:21, this is true for all mankind. Not recognizing or honoring Him as God in all situations—and thus not being thankful—only brings futility of thought and leads to darkness, not light.


So as Christians—as those who believe in God—let’s make sure we choose to open up and share our lives daily with Him. Let’s be sure to talk to Him often—about everything. Enoch walked with God. So can we. So should we!


Thanks for praying,


Ron and Teddy



Shevat—The Eleventh Hebrew Month

January 23–February 21, 2023


This is the month of being very bold in our declarations. God not only wants us to believe in our hearts, but also to declare with our mouths. In Mark 11:23, we’re told whoever “believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.”

There are times when this declaring needs to be forceful—perhaps at times even a shout. Remember Psalm 47:5, which states, “God has gone up with a shout.” I like to think that when we shout/declare in faith, God rises up on our behalf. So make your declarations of the goodness of God loud and clear this month.

More information about Shevat may be found here.



Ron’s Travel Schedule

  • Jan. 22–24 Galilee Mission Center, Taiwan

  • Jan. 26–27—Kaohsiung CPE

  • Jan. 28–29—Heavenly Spring 611 Bread of Life Kaohsiung

  • Jan. 30–Feb. 2—Zebulon Apostolic Center, Hong Kong

  • Feb. 3–5—Abundant Christian Church, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

  • Feb. 6–8—Taoyuan CPE

  • Feb. 9—Hsinchu CPE

  • Feb. 10–12—Victory Church, Hsinchu



Weekly Broadcast Schedule (Times are listed in Japan Time, UTC+9:00.)

  • Apostolic Center Training—Tuesdays, 8:30–10:00 p.m., English/Chinese, registration required. There are no meetings during January due to Chinese New Year. Classes begin again February 7.

  • Apostolic for Russia—Fridays, 7:00–8:00 p.m.

  • Prophetic Praise with Pete—Sundays–Thursdays, 10:00–10:30 p.m.

  • MPP—Mondays–Fridays, 6:00–6:45 a.m.


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Resources

Ron’s new book, How to Activate Prophecy and Revelation Gifts, the first title in our new “Apostolic Center Training Series,” is intended as a tool for training others in prophetic activation. It is now available for Kindle. Print copies can also be obtained from our office in Sano. Contact info@rwsministries.com for information about ordering copies, or to obtain any of the four books from the “Building Apostolic-Prophetic Foundations” series, which are also available on Kindle:

• Judah Goes First: The Power of Apostolic-Prophetic Praise

• Activated to Prophesy: The Essential Experience for This New Church Era

• Apostles and Apostolic Anointing: Raising Up the End-Times Believers

• Apostolic Centers: Wineskin for the New Era


For English or Japanese books, contact info@rwsministries.com.

For Chinese books, chinese@rwsministries.com


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